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  • 19 Apr 2018- 07:24 by Local Press Report Baghdad, Iraq Devdiscourse Talks between Exxon Mobil and Iraq on a multi-billion-dollar infrastructure contract have reached an impasse, Iraqi officials and two industry sources said, in a potential setback to the oil major's ambitions to expand in the
  • 16 Aug 2016- 07:05 by Local Press Report BAGHDAD Al Arabiya Iraq’s parliament on Monday approved five new ministers after months of delay and repeated setbacks to Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s efforts to replace the cabinet. Lawmakers signed off on Abadi’s nominees to head the ministries of oil,
  • 21 Jul 2016- 10:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BAGHDAD, Iraq The planned military operation in the Iraqi city of Mosul could lead to the largest humanitarian crisis in the world, affecting as many as 1.5 million civilians, according to Lise Grande, the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator for
  • 21 Jul 2016- 08:56 by Local Press Report BAGHDAD Asharq Al-Awsat After months of procrastinating and political disputes that almost caused a paralysis in the governmental, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has accepted the resignations of ministers of oil, transport, housing and construction,
  • 28 Jan 2016- 10:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BAGHDAD, Iraq The US military has developed a contingency plan to deal with the potential collapse of one of Iraq's largest dams, the Mosul Dam on the Tigris River in northern Iraq, US Army Lieutenant General Sean MacFarland said this week. &quot
  • 13 Jan 2016- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BASRA, Iraq Iraq’s Basra province has threatened to sue for autonomy if the central government in Baghdad continues to ignore calls for better water, electricity and other basic services in the region. "Many times we raised what the people of Basra
  • 17 Dec 2015- 10:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ROME, Italy Italian Prime Minister Mateo Renzi announced this week that Italy will be sending 450 troops to defend Iraq’s Mosul Dam. The dam, located on the Tigris River in Nineveh Province, was built three decades ago by a German-Italian consortium.
  • 11 Aug 2015- 10:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BAGHDAD, Iraq In the wake of protests throughout the country in recent weeks, Iraqi Prime Minister has announced a plan to reform the government and route out corruption. The parliament approved the plan, which also had the backing of powerful Shiite
  • 5 Aug 2015- 10:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent AMARA, Iraq Iraqis took to the streets in Amara, capital of Anbar Governorate on August 4th in the latest wave of protests over power cuts and poor quality of basic services. The Anbar protests follow demonstrations in Basra, Karbala, Najaf, Babil, and
  • 3 Aug 2015- 10:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BASRA, Iraq Hundreds of people in the southern Iraqi cities of Basra and Karbala took to the streets over the weekend to protest poor water quality and electricity supply. Security forces were deployed throughout Basra governorate in response. The
  • 17 Jul 2015- 08:26 by Local Press Report BAGHDAD The Financial IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is providing a loan of $12 million and mobilizing an $8 million loan from PROPARCO, a French development finance institution, to help Al Ahram for General Trading, a leading bottled water
  • 6 Feb 2015- 09:23 by Local Press Report BAGHDAD Construction Week Online Engineering consultancy Parsons has won a contract to carry out front-end engineering designs (FEED) for a system to supply treated seawater to state-owned South Oil Company in Iraq. The contract will see Parsons completing 14
  • 3 Nov 2014- 10:32 by Local Press Report BAGHDAD Platts As delays to Iraq's critical water supply facility project continue, international oil companies operating in the south are seeking to pushing ahead with their own water injection facilities to meet production targets. Malaysia's
  • 26 Feb 2014- 10:11 by Local Press Report IRBIL Rudaw Amid an Erbil-Baghdad oil war, the autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is reportedly ignoring a request by Baghdad to increase water flow to irrigate agricultural areas in the center and south of the country. The head of the Hawija
  • 4 Oct 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BAGHDAD, Iraq The Iraqi Ministry of Municipalities on September 29 rolled out a $77.2 million USD sanitation project in the southern governorate of Ziqar. “The governorate is suffering from wastewater leakages since the capacity of existing network is

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